Three households will be able to meet together for up to five days over Christmas under plans agreed by all four nations of the UK.Warning that 'this cannot be a ‘normal’ Christmas' »
Hours after tweeting that he would release transition funds after all, the annual tradition became a weird concession speech by proxy
The 10-year-old is the third child Travolta had with his late wife Kelly Preston.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal which tiers each part of England will fall into once the current lockdown ends
It may never be known whether Donald Trump truly believed he won the 2020 US election, or if the last two weeks have been an extended face-saving exercise. Some senior Republicans, who have remained publicly silent, viewed the president's legal assault on the electoral system as akin to a tantrum, or to him working through the various stages of grief. Whatever his motivation, the president's decision on Monday to accept the formal transition process marked the end of an extraordinary interregnum. It began on Nov 7 when all major US television networks "called" the election for Joe Biden. At this point, it is traditional for one candidate to concede, although it is simply a custom. Instead, Mr Trump began making allegations of widespread voter fraud, and assembled a legal team to overturn counts in various battleground states. Three dozen cases were filed in six states. The vast majority were rejected by a judge, or withdrawn. Not a single case of voter fraud was upheld by a court. One legal expert described the strategy as like "throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks, which I tell my law students is never a good strategy." Mr Trump became increasingly frustrated with his legal team. But the frustration went both ways, and several lawyers withdrew from representing him in court. Rudy Giuliani, Mr Trump's personal lawyer, seized control. His all-out attack culminated in a bizarre, hour-long press conference on Nov 19. The claims Mr Giuliani made about voter fraud were overshadowed when black hair dye rolled down his cheeks. At the same event Sidney Powell, another firebrand lawyer, made claims including that voting software had been created at the direction of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Mr Giuliani later distanced himself from her, saying Ms Powell was "not a member of the Trump Legal Team". Then, on Monday, a number of things collided to force Mr Trump's hand. Rush Limbaugh, the massively popular conservative radio talk show host, and friend of the president, issued a rare attack.
‘Pay your writers so you get better jokes than this,’ one user said
More than one in five secondary school students were absent from class last week amid the pandemic, figures show.
Sir Andy Murray believes Lewis Hamilton definitely deserves to be knighted for his achievements both on and off the Formula One track, though says he isn’t in favour of sportspeople receiving the honour generally. Mercedes star Hamilton equalled the great Michael Schumacher by sealing his seventh world title in Turkey earlier this month, having also recently passed the German in terms of overall grand prix wins. The 35-year-old has also campaigned tirelessly for racial equality and publicly pushed for greater diversity in motorsport.
'It's hard for them to put this back in the bottle — it’s like they have fully opened Pandora's box’
A Cambridge University tutor has responded to a huge, "ugly" parking permit pole erected right outside his home - by decorating it with a clock and bird feeders. Gordon Chesterman and his wife Dee, both 62, were shocked when they looked out their front window one day last month - and saw the unsightly black pole blocking their view. But rather than complain, Gordon, a senior proctor at Cambridge University's St Edmund's College, decided to take matters into his own hands in act of what he called "social disobedience". This video was shot on the 23rd November 2020.
The SNP’s Westminster leader wrongly assumed Ollie Taylor lived in England and had breached lockdown restrictions to visit Caithness.
‘I think we need to be careful, as we get vaccinated, not to over-interpret the results,’ Dr Tal Zaks says
Family members of activist Hamza ‘Travis’ Nagdy, 21, confirmed him as the victim
In the end, the president who roared like a lion went out with a whimper. Those who have followed him knew it would end this way, writes Washington Bureau Chief John T. Bennett
Comments come less than 24 hours after US General Services Administration recognised Biden win
Melania Trump wanted to light the White House up in rainbow colours to celebrate Pride Month, but she was forbidden from doing so, according to two Republican sources.
Fox News' Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson distance themselves from TrumpRush Limbaugh also distances himself from president’s efforts to overturn his election defeat by Joe Biden
Just as we've gleaned from the latest American Horror Story: 1984, sometimes the things worth looking forward to are actually a nod to the past. This sentiment rings especially true for the haircut trends you'll see everywhere come 2021, which are going to be decidedly retro, according to the pros. "History tends to repeat itself, as do hairstyles, and this year, we're seeing a lot of textured waves and choppy layers," Brad Mondo, hairstylist and founder of Xmondo Hair, told POPSUGAR. "Most of the haircuts we see will be straight out of the 70s." Besides nostalgia, the common denominator in each of the cuts to come out of lockdown is ease. "Looks that are easy to style are what you will be seeing for the rest of the year and moving onto next year," said hairstylist Michelle Cleveland of Hair Addict Salon. "These are appealing to people right now because most of us are still stuck in our homes and are becoming more relaxed and comfortable with our hairstyles. This is a time for many people to start getting newer haircuts that they would never normally get so they have the time to style it and fall in love with it." This means you can go your own way with a few popular styles of yore, like blunt ends and one-note cuts, Mondo added. "Blunt cuts are going out of style. Having no texture and having all your hair one length is going to be a thing of the past." So in the spirit of all things "onward and upward," we're breaking down the four haircut trends you'll want to step into the future with - because aren't we all about done with the horror show that is 2020?
When it comes to applying foundation, I'm typically a makeup sponge type of girl. Sometimes I go as basic as using my fingers. But when I was asked to try the blendSMART2 Powered Makeup Brush ($69), I was totally intrigued. I have seen the motorized brush all over Instagram and Facebook, but I wanted to find out if it's truly worth the hype. I went all out and tested the blendSMART Holiday Glow Kit ($98), which includes three different brush heads. I opted for the foundation brush so I could see how well it worked the product into my skin. The assembly is easy; all you have to do is insert the included battery, then pop on the brush head of your choice. My foundation has honestly never looked better; it melted into my pores and fully covered my blemishes in a way I have never seen. I followed the directions on how to apply product, and I have to say, I was blown away. My foundation has honestly never looked better; it melted into my pores and fully covered my blemishes in a way I have never seen. I have used the brush every single day since receiving it, and I am still loving it. My sponge is collecting dust in my makeup bag. To see how exactly this brush works in motion and how I applied my face makeup, keep reading. I will give you all the details. It's on Amazon, so good news - you can order it easily. Let's see the brush in action. Related: I Previewed Every Item From the KKW x Allison Makeup Collab, and Here Are My Thoughts
A retired British military attack dog was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross on November 24 after losing a paw while tackling an Al-Qaeda gunman during a 2019 raid in Afghanistan.Kuno, a four-year-old Belgian Malinois, was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal in London for “bravery and devotion to duty.”In May 2019, Kuno was involved in a raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Afghanistan, in which British soldiers were pinned down by a lone insurgent, unable to move without sustaining casualties.Kuno ran into the open and attacked the insurgent, sustaining several bullet wounds in his back legs. He was given first aid, but after multiple operations, one of his paws was amputated.The UK’s Ministry of Defence said: “His instinctive courage and determination unlocked the stalemate and undoubtedly saved the lives of multiple coalition soldiers. The operation resulted in the most significant success against Al Qaeda for several years; Kuno was fundamental in this.” Credit: UK Ministry of Defence via Storyful